Fort Worth Beer Can House – Art or Eyesore?

August 27, 2013
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Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

Fort Worth Beer Can House

While a visit to Houston’s Beer Can House is on my quirky travel to-do list, I was excited to discover a similarly decorated abode up here in north Texas. [To read about more wild and wacky places, check out my Amazon Best Seller, Unexpected Texas]

It’s always beer-thirty over at 2901 Whitmore Street in Fort Worth, Texas. That’s where Louis Torres began stringing up empty cans of beer in his trees. Some of these glittery garlands have been slit and squashed just enough to make them resemble Christmas ornaments, while others remain intact. Mr. Torres only uses Miller Lite and Milwaukee’s Best Light, so there’s a cohesive color scheme to his creation.

Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

It’s Always Beer Thirty

From a distance the Fort Worth Beer Can House reminded me of an orchard overtaken by webworm, but as you get closer, it’s quite a pretty sight. A slight breeze on the day I visited added to the dreamy ambience, as hundreds of shiny cans swayed gently.

Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

Beer Donations Welcome

Mr. Torres started his beer can house a few years ago, and it not only keeps him busy, but he often comes home to cases of beer on his front porch from anonymous donors. Other times, fellow beer drinkers will come by when he’s home and share a few brewskis with him as part of their contribution to the project. One anonymous patron sent him a neon beer sign!

Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

Art or an Eyesore?

It’s interesting to note that Mr. Torres does not consider his house a work of art. For him, it’s simply a fun passtime. What do you think? Is it art or an eyesore? Would you ever do something like that to your house?

Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

Fort Worth Beer Can House (photo by Tui Snider)

For More Weird & Wacky Stuff, Read: Unexpected Texas

For more quirky tales, offbeat and overlooked travel destinations and day trip ideas for the Dallas – Fort Worth region, check out my Amazon Best Selling travel guide to weird and wacky places: Unexpected Texas, from which the above excerpt was adapted for this post.

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8 Responses to Fort Worth Beer Can House – Art or Eyesore?

  1. November 16, 2013 at 19:27

    Tui:

    Thanks for posting this one. I have visited the Beer Can House in Houston, but was not aware of the one in Ft. Worth. I have a sister in Keller and do some business with folks in Richardson, so, on my next trip this is a MUST SEE! Keep up the great posting!
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  2. August 29, 2013 at 16:48

    I don’t think I’d say its an eyesore. It’s definitely interesting and would be fun to walk through. Although, hubby would questions calling those two drinks beers. LOL!

    • Tui Snider
      September 3, 2013 at 16:20

      It really was pretty & rather peaceful, with the light sparkling off the cans & the wind gently blowing the colorful strands. As for your hubby, I take it he’s a bit of a beer connoisseur, eh? I never really liked beer until I lived in Belgium. They make some really tasty ones!

  3. August 29, 2013 at 10:16

    It is actually very pretty. Wouldn’t do it myself, though. Not much of a beer drinker. :-D
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